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“Fun family outing”

Cathedral Caves Walk
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Reviewed May 1, 2013

We had a great trip to the caves with young kids in tow. The trip down through natural bush is lovely, though is all downhill and was a little worried about the return leg. We got to the beach right on low tide (walk is only open 2 hours either side of low tide so check before you go) so could get into the cave without getting wet. Be prepared to get a bit wet though if you aren't right on the low tide. Surprised how beautiful and golden beach was. The return walk was easier than expected and the kids made it up without any trouble. Took us about 1.5 hours including time exploring the cave and beaches. Highly recommend this walk.
Probably should mention that there is a charge for use of the track ($5 adults, $1 kids).

1  Thank corfi
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

Expect to get wet unless you are wearing shorts, even at low tide. Time spent was enjoyable, but marginal having to wait three hours for low tide.
The views are hard to capture with a camera due to the lighting conditions.

Thank kgwieland
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

It's a pleasant walk down to the beach from the car park, for which you have to pay, and the caves are spectacular. The only downside is the loo in the car park which really should be avoided, it is dire. Go before you arrive or after your visit! Given that you are paying for your visit, a decent loo is not an unreasonable expectation - everywhere else in NZ seems to manage this

Thank oldgeeze
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

I´ve been there ten years ago and my question was: Did we walk all the way? But our walk was worth this nice place! Little bit wet after the rain and my daughter was not too happy ...until on the beach. Worth walking!

Thank lieko_1952
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

Great walk along the beach and a good 'grunt' back up to the car park. $5 fee but well worth going to see the Caves - you have to work around the tide

Thank NZJulz
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